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Heart Attack Risk Determined by Both Blood Pressure Numbers by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Mon 23 Feb 2009 11:48pm The current guidelines for normal blood pressure recommend readings of less than 120/80 for adults.  High blood pressure is still considered to be a reading of 140/90 or greater.  High blood pressure is a well known risk factor for heart attacks, stroke and heart failure. It is important to control both blood pressure numbers: the systolic ... Read on »
Where You Live May Just Determine Your Blood Pressure Level! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Sep 2008 7:17pm If you live in a neighborhood where harmony exists, you will tend to be happy most of the time. On the other hand, if your neighborhood is one in which frequent collision between residents persists, I am sure you can hardly have good mood. Nevertheless, do you know that the state of your neighborhood will also determine the level of your blood pr ... Read on »
High blood pressure during exercise: what it means and what you should do by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm People who develop very high blood pressure during exercise are the ones most likely to develop high blood pressure in later years, according to a study reported in the American Journal of Hypertension . These people have arteries that do not expand as much as normal arteries when blood is pumped to them. When your heart beats, it squ ... Read on »
How does exercise lower blood pressure? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm If humans are like rats, those with high blood pressure will live longer when they exercise, even if their blood pressures do not return to normal. Rats can be bred to develop a genetic trait in which they develop high blood pressure, but when they exercise, they live much longer than the rats that do not exercise (Medicine & Science in Sports ... Read on »
Is high blood pressure during exercise a concern? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm A study from Johns Hopkins shows that people who develop very high blood pressure during exercise are the ones most likely to develop high blood pressure in later years. These people have arteries that do not expand as much as normal arteries when blood is pumped to them. When your heart beats, it squeezes blood from inside its chambers to ... Read on »
How do you explain severe aortic stenosis with a systolic blood pressure of 180mmhg ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 31 Aug 2012 12:27pm That’s how  one of   the patient  presented  to our hospital .  An echo documented  severe aortic stenosis with a  peak aortic gradient of 80mmhg  and  a  bounding  systolic blood pressure of  180 mmhg . Is that an exception ? I recall the early days of medical school when  we are fervently   taught  that  systolic  blood pressure is pri ... Read on »
Variability in Blood Pressure: Just a blip? by Matt S. Posted Wed 26 May 2010 12:00am What is your approach to the patient with occasional high, or variable, blood pressure readings, or measurements that bounce around above and below the target range? In such situations, the American Heart Association guidelines on measurement of blood pressure propose that: “it is generally agreed that conventional clinic reading ... Read on »
High Blood Pressure Symptoms & Remedies by franklinb Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:11pm High Blood Pressure Symptoms & Remedies Tess Thompson (published on Native Remedies Website ) Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood that the heart pumps as well as the condition of the arteries and arterioles. Factors such as excessive cholesterol levels cause blood vessels to become constricted, making it difficult for b ... Read on »
High Blood Pressure During Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 7:48am Does an exaggerated rise in blood pressure during exercise predict who will develop high blood pressure in the future? For athletes, probably not. Many research articles have shown that people who develop very high blood pressure during exercise are the ones most likely to develop high blood pressure in later years (American Journal of Hyperte ... Read on »
Do you know what your blood pressure reading is? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 Mar 2013 12:00am I have participated in a Twitter chat about tracking your health information. Pew Research colleagues posted  detailed demographic tables US data shows that about 50% of people keep records of some sort of their test results. CHAP volunteers I ran blood pressure clinics in Muskoka. The program had run for two year ... Read on »